MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – Mitt Romney said the barrage of political advertisements on television in Ohio would give him high blood pressure if he had to watch them every day.
“This morning my wife was on ‘Good Morning America,’” Romney began, speaking to a crowd gathered for a town hall meeting with the candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. “I got to watch her but between her segments, I also watched some of the ads, some of the ads on me.”
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“It is a good thing I don’t do that very often because my blood pressure would be very high,” Romney joked. “I saw these things and I said, ‘I don’t believe that. That’s not me. I don’t believe that.’”
“And yet people here in Ohio are getting bombarded with things that simply aren’t true,” Romney said.
Romney’s correct about the number of ads on television. The two campaigns combined have spent more than $75.7 million in Ohio alone on political advertising, according to The National Journal.
Romney added that he thinks the debates are a “good opportunity to break through” the advertisements.
Romney and Obama will go head-to-head in another debate next week. The vice presidential debate is Thursday night.